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Geotechnical Engineer

Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
Industry:
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 25092528001
Job Published: May 21, 2019 11:46

Job Description

Geotechnical Engineer- Rail
Ref: 25092528001

The Opportunity:
Following our success on the Wales & Borders contract, we are looking for an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to work on this and other projects undertaken in the Bristol and Cardiff offices. The successful candidate will have a rail geotechnical delivery background and a working understanding of NR standards, with respect to Geotechnical design/delivery.

The successful candidate will support the Senior Engineer and CRE and work as part of an engineering team engaged in the delivery of rail commissions. The entry point for the post is immediately upon achieving Incorporated Engineer status or equivalent with an individual working towards Chartership. The post requirements recognise this and demand a level of responsibility that assumes working under limited supervision of more senior colleagues.

This role sits within our Ground Engineering Account as part of Amey’s Consulting Environment and Property Group. The Ground Engineering Account brings together Geotechnical Design, the Material and Testing Laboratory in Penrith and Topographic survey teams.

What will this role involve?
Planning, programming, cost control and administration of engineering deliverables under guidance of the Geotechnical CRE and Senior Engineer
Planning and execution of desk studies
Planning, procurement and supervision of ground investigations
Supervision/mentoring of less experienced staff
Preparation and checking of feasibility studies and reports undertaken by less experienced staff
Analysis and interpretation of geotechnical data and preparation of interpretative reports
Assist Senior/Principal Engineers in checking of data analysis and interpretative reports undertaken by others
Undertake geotechnical design including foundations, slope stability and remediation designs, earthworks design and retaining walls
Production of technically sound engineering solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements
Compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, including CDM Regulations
Compliance with the Integrated Management System
Compliance with the Network Rail and Amey Consulting Rail Integrated Management Systems
Work with the Geotechnical CRE and project managers in the preparation and review of cost estimates
Undertake any other reasonable task as requested
What are we looking for?
A relevant degree in Civil Engineering or an Earth Sciences subject
A post graduate qualification (MSc/MEng) in Geotechnical Engineering
Membership of an appropriate professional Institution, Chartered or working towards
A strong project manager with excellent attention to detail
Passionate about Geotechnical Engineering
A desire to develop existing skills and acquire new technical competences and skills
An enthusiasm and willingness to embrace and participate in career and professional development initiatives, including a recognition of the need to invest a substantial amount of personal time / self-study to achieve professional qualification
Willing and able to mentor less experienced staff
Self-motivated with the drive to achieve continuous improvement targets
Able to work within a team
Able to actively promote Health, Safety and Welfare requirements and compliance
Able to contribute to technical excellence and innovation in the team
A current UK full driving license
Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with MS Office suite
Previous or existing PTS training and have a working knowledge of Network Rail safe systems of work
Amey Consulting
Our agile team of consultants, engineers and designers are united by their desire to champion the infrastructure around us, because ‘better places’ demand better asset innovations: longer lasting, harder working and better performing – as well as more sustainable. It’s about end-to-end solutions with day-to-day impacts. Our team of 3,000 experts are hands on: dedicated to solving client-centered problems by avoiding cookie-cutter solutions. We leverage client insight; real-time data science; asset analytics; smart planning and design; as well as network and asset management capabilities to transform how our transport, utilities, property and public assets perform, day in, day out.

We challenge the ‘why’ as much as the ‘what’. We think about how consumer behaviours – and expectations – are changing and leverage human data as much as big data. We are infrastructure technologists AND futurologists: long-term vision powering lifetime value. We have intelligent heads but our boots are firmly on the ground: challenging, anticipating, solving, inventing. Inspiring with science, not blinding by it. Passionate about seeing our cutting-edge contributions played out in the real world.